Ham and Cheese Pinwheels



1 hr

30 servings


For Dough – flour – sugar – Kosher salt – dry active yeast – butter softened – egg – warm water or milk For Ham and Cheese Pinwheels – pizza sauce – ham  – cheddar cheese  – egg yolks whisked – seasame seeds  – chives

Step 1

Combine the dough ingredients and give it a good mix. If using a bread machine, use the “dough” setting and allow it to rise until doubled in bulk. This should be about 1-2 hours.

Step 2

Once proofed, divide the dough into 4 equal portions and roll each one into a rectangle shape.

Step 3

Cut each one of those rectangles into 8-9 equally sized 3-inch squares. Use a pizza cutter to make 1” slits diagonally from each corner towards the center.

Step 4

Place a small amount of pizza sauce in the center of the square, followed by ham and cheese.

Step 5

To form the pinwheel, take the right corner of each slit and place it in the center of the square. Repeat with just the 4 corners.

Step 6

Secure the assembled pinwheel with a toothpick into the center and once all the pinwheels are made, transfer them to a parchment-lined bread machine Cover with plastic wrap and allow them to rise until doubled in size.

Step 7

Towards the end of the rise time, preheat the oven to 375F and brush with the egg wash. Sprinkle sesame seeds over top.

Step 8

Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden and when removed from the oven, remove the toothpicks from each ham and cheese pizza pinwheel. Garnish with fresh chives if desired and enjoy!

Ham and cheese pinwheels are some of my favorite appetizers for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.



Happy Cooking!